Support for short-term exchange of researchers Call for proposals to develop industrially-relevant Support for researchers who want to be actively between academia and industry training courses in the biosciences involved in commercialising their research BBSRC seeks applications to its Industry Interchange BBSRC seeks proposals from UK Higher Education BBSRC and The Royal Society of Edinburgh seeks Programme. The programme aims to support the Institutions and BBSRC-sponsored Institutes to develop proposals to the Enterprise Fellowships scheme to interchange, in either direction, of researchers between new industrially-relevant training courses through the support researchers who wish to play a key role in the the science base and industry. Interchanges should Modular Training for Industry programme. The commercialisation of their research. The Fellowships provide strategic advantage to the UK science base and programme aims to provide flexible, up to date, technical provide salary and formal business training, allowing the industry arising from reciprocal access to facilities, training for graduates employed in UK industry. Fellows to focus on developing the commercial potential expertise and/or knowledge, and an increased of their research over a 12-month period. The courses should be taught at Masters level and the understanding of scientific issues of common concern content should be within BBSRC’s remit. Evidence of The Fellowships are available to academic staff, research and should lead to the development of long-term industrial demand is a key requirement of funding, and staff and postgraduates with relevant experience partnerships. priority will be given to proposals within a subject area employed by a UK Higher Education Institution or The support available will depend on the requirements of identified by industry. BBSRC-sponsored Research Institute. The business idea the proposed project to be undertaken during the may be in any area within BBSRC’s remit provided the Support will be awarded as pump-priming funding and Interchange and will cover a contribution to the salary of original research was largely funded through BBSRC. given at an appropriate level towards the cost of staff for the duration of the Interchange, travel and preparing and marketing the course material. Clusters of The closing date for applications is 27 October 2006. subsistence and other costs involved in the Interchange complementary modules will be considered if there is Interviews for selected applicants will take place in where required. Evidence of a significant cash or in-kind sufficient evidence of an industrial need for this Edinburgh on 9 January 2007, with a view to the contribution from the industry and/or academic partner will approach. Fellowship commencing April 2007. be required. Individual awards are likely to be in the range of £10,000 - £30,000 and unlikely to exceed £50,000. The All proposals will be reviewed by independent referees Application forms and further details are available planned project should fall within the remit of BBSRC. and assessed by a selection panel made up of members from www.royalsoced.org.uk/research_fellowships/ of the academic and industrial communities. bbsrc.htm or by contacting Dr Andy Cureton 01793 All proposals will be assessed by a selection panel made up of members of the academic and industrial The closing date for applications is 5 January 2007. 413284, email@example.com. communities. Application forms and further details are available from www.bbsrc.ac.uk/business/cpd/modular.html or The closing date for applications is 27 October 2006. by contacting Dr Simon Cutler 01793 413243, Application forms and further details are available firstname.lastname@example.org. from www.bbsrc.ac.uk/business/knowledge/iip.html or by contacting Dr Andy Cureton 01793 413284, email@example.com.
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